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Romer
06-19-2010, 09:36 PM
The Jayco Baja was really comfortable, but the wood would fall apart when I went on a mild trail, so I sold it and bought a Adventure Trailer Horizon. At the time I wanted a Kimberley, but there are like 20-25 in the states and hard to come by. I ended up buying an Adventure Trailer Horizon. Very capable off road with lots of capabilities. The tent I installed had a changing room and was fine when it was just me in Moab. With Rachel, it was smaller then I would like. It would fit 3 people fine.

Then I saw an ad for a 2002 Kimberely Kamper and after thinking about it for 10 days, I bought it.

This camper is just right for me. I can take it off road on mild trails

The Jayco Baja took about 20 minutes to setup, the AT took 10 minutes ( 20 with both awnings). If I am just camping overnight, this takes 3 minutes and has lots of room.

The cool thing about this is its expandability depending on what you are doing

The roof quickly folds down expanding the tent with it. All you have to do to be fully setup is expand one bar inside the tent area and then pull out the kitchen. Takes about 3 minutes

Quick and comfy area with storage under the bed. You can also sleep two on the floor with pads. LED lights at the back of the bed for reading.

Romer
06-19-2010, 09:38 PM
There is a lot of expandability to this camper, and I didn't want to figure it out on the trail so I put it up in my backyard today.

First you add the bathroom and then the awning

Romer
06-19-2010, 09:41 PM
When you are going to stay in a place longer and need more protection from the weather or you have more people to have room for, you add the walls

Romer
06-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Lots of room inside

Romer
06-19-2010, 09:45 PM
I had the tent poles up a bit too high so you can see some of the ground flaps, easy to adjust

Mine is a 2002 and Hants has a 2007. His replaces the single box on the front with two gull wings that open to each side, and as a result is longer. His has a slide out fridg freezer which makes it really nice.

I plan on setting the engle on the ground in the Kitchen area when setup

This thing is cool and is just right.

Romer
06-19-2010, 10:12 PM
There is also lots of storage. There is the big box in front. There is a big storage area behind the stove and even a small one in the sink part

Then there is a sliding metal basket under the bed and and small compartment in front of it. You can also strap a bunch of stuff to the roof if needed

Caribou Sandstorm
06-19-2010, 10:17 PM
Super cool!

corsair23
06-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Very :cool: - Those really do seem like just about the perfect camper

Should we start a list now for when/if you sell it? Put me at top...I think it's a safe bet though that you've found something that you'll be keeping for a long time.

You crack me up, setting it up in your backyard :thumb:

TIMZTOY
06-20-2010, 12:17 AM
Sweet. I like it. But it does seem a bit on the large side when all set up if you were to do just a day or two.

RedCreeper
06-20-2010, 12:29 AM
Come on Ken... Tell the truth. You got home late and was locked out.

Super Nice.

Romer
06-20-2010, 07:25 AM
Sweet. I like it. But it does seem a bit on the large side when all set up if you were to do just a day or two.


Thats the beauty of this Tim, for just a day or two you only open up the clamshell and it takes 3 minutes. I wouldnt do the awning unles I was going to be someplace several days. You dont have to setup the kitchen either.

I may not add the walls when camping, but wanted to see what it looked like.

Or did you think this was too big for a day or two?

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=19438&stc=1&d=1277004873

bomber22
06-20-2010, 07:56 AM
romer, where do all the awnings and walls ect. stored, on/in the trailer? very very cool though!

DaveInDenver
06-20-2010, 08:03 AM
If I am just camping overnight, this takes 3 minutes and has lots of room.
LOL! You are approaching WilderNest deployment speed. I use the park-to-beer time to index camping solutions and you are getting dangerously close to tempting me at 3 minutes. :-) I've always thought Kimberlys are pretty cool since seeing them in old Australian 4WD Monthly rags. Neat.

Best part of the KK is that there is a real floor to step out of bed onto. This alone I think makes a huge difference. Even though you step out of bed into the pickup bed of the WilderNest, having it flat, up off the mud and sand with a small rug and a little chair to put on your shoes to take a leak at 2AM is super nice.

DaveInDenver
06-20-2010, 08:06 AM
Sweet. I like it. But it does seem a bit on the large side when all set up if you were to do just a day or two.
Maybe. Until it rains. You should know this from Missouri, being stuck in a tent playing solitaire in the rain plainly stinks. You appreciate being able to stand up, maybe put up a small table and make a cup of soup or tea even if it's only a weekend.

Romer
06-20-2010, 08:08 AM
romer, where do all the awnings and walls ect. stored, on/in the trailer? very very cool though!


They were in the slide out drawer under the bed. Could have put them in the big box as well. They take less room then I would have thought. If you not going to use the walls, you can just leave them at home.

bomber22
06-20-2010, 08:33 AM
sweet, would be a nice rig to take up to loch lomand lake above st mary's glacier.

Hulk
06-20-2010, 09:48 AM
Looks like a shanty town in your back yard. :D

Very cool camper, Ken. At this stage in my life, though, the first camper you owned is the one that I want.

Romer
06-20-2010, 09:50 AM
Looks like a shanty town in your back yard. :D

Very cool camper, Ken. At this stage in my life, though, the first camper you owned is the one that I want.

That is better for small kids and kerrie would like the heat. Always warm no matter how cold outside.

Hants has a Diesel heater in his KK and I am installing a propane setup. I don't like freezing my ass of either even if I can stay warm in the sleeping bag. That Mr Buddy Heater in Moab made it nice and warm even when waking up to snow and ice

TIMZTOY
06-20-2010, 11:13 AM
No just the flip top is fine. I but when you have it all why not use it all :D
and I doubt you'll ever use side walls. Unless it's hella windy or rainy. Butthen again just add one side. I still like it. But like matt Said it dose look like a shanty town when all did up. Lol :hill: